NEH Awards Summer Stipend to Baylor History Professor

May 20, 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, assistant professor of history at Baylor University, is among 142 U.S. scholars to be awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend for research in the humanities.

Kidd's project - "Awakenings: The First Generation of American Evangelical Christianity" - is one of only 16 named a We the People project, a special recognition by the NEH for model projects that advance the study, teaching and understanding of American history and culture.

Kidd said his project researches the "First Great Awakening" and American evangelical Christianity during the 18th century.

"NEH Summer Stipends provide opportunities for scholars to devote two uninterrupted months to their research and writing," said NEH Chairman Bruce Cole. "Their intensive work should contribute to deepening our knowledge and understanding of our nation and our world."

Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions or other scholarly tools.

The Endowment received 968 eligible applications for NEH Summer Stipends, which provide $5,000 to each recipient for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing in the humanities. Stipends support individuals pursuing research that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. This year's Summer Stipend recipients represent 40 states and the District of Columbia.

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